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News News News

In the early 1860’s Baudelaire wrote: “It is impossible to glance through any newspaper, no matter what the day, the month or the year, without finding on every line the most frightful traces of human perversity, together with the most astonishing boasts of probity, charity, and benevolence and the most brazen statements regarding the progress…

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Wellness

Last Wednesday my boyfriend treated me on a day to a Wellness Center here in Amsterdam, Spa Zuiver. Going to a Spa has always been one of my favourite things to do. Walking around it on Wednesday I just kept thinking that it was: “oh so good that I was getting really rested and healthy…

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Making Lists

If I have to choose one book to be my all time favourite it would be This is All,¬†written by Aidan Chambers. It is almost 800 pages long and it really played its part in making me who I am today. As a reader you follow the protagonist, Cordelia Kenn, in her journey to adulthood.…

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Kosovo

One of the travels I made last summer was a bus trip towards Kosovo. Together with two other board members of Mara Foundation Amsterdam we visited schools, a youth centre and other educational projects. The reason for this was partly my aspiration to help others and on the other hand my love of perceiving other…

The happy philantrophist

Early in my life I realized that I am an idealist and a dreamer. I always hope for the best to happen and that I can change the life of others. One part of my life that really shows this is my love for development work. On example is of when I was still 17…

Optimism or rationalism

I recently read an article in a Dutch magazine, called “Psychologie”, about happiness. One thing the article opted was that people often have very wrong perceptions of what makes someone happy. The article portrayed the views of Sonja Lyubomirsky, an American professor in psychology at the University of California. According to her people grow up…

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London #4

No worries this will be my last London Post, but as I did with Amsterdam ¬†and because I am a barista, I have to share my wonderful London Coffee experiences. So here is a short list of my last coffee adventures. #1 Notes Coffee – Our coffee adventure started at Notes coffee. The service was…